GCPC 2011 – Global Village – Calamity or Chance?


12.00 Uhr Registration
12.30 Uhr Warm-up and light Lunch
13.40 Uhr Welcome to the Embassy (Ambassador Peter M. Boehm)
Welcome by DKG (Norbert Strohschen, President DKG)
13.55 Uhr Introduction to keynotes (Ariane de Hoog, Deutsche Welle)
14.00 Uhr Economic Crisis cont’d – Downfall or Turning Point?
Keynote by Brian Lee Crowley, founding Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) in Ottawa
14.40 Uhr Web 2.0 – Freedom or Deception?
Keynote by Linus Neumann, contributor to the German blog netzpolitik.org and member of the recently founded NGO „Digitale Gesellschaft“, Berlin
15.20 Uhr Coffee break
15.35 Uhr A New Global Cinema – Mission or Illusion?
Keynote by Gundolf S. Freyermuth, Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the ifs international film school, Cologne, and Director of the Cologne Game Lab at the Cologne University of Applied Science
16.15 Uhr Joint Panel on The McLuhan Legacy – Hype or Inspiration?
Moderated by Derrick de Kerckhove, Professor, Dept. of French, University of Toronto, Dept of Sociology, Università Federico II Naples, Scientific Director, Mediaduemila Rome, Research Director, Universitat Obierta de Catalunya Barcelona

  • Klaus Haasis, CEO of MFG Public Innovation Agency for ICT, Creative Industries, Media and Film, Stuttgart
  • Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, UWO, London, ON
  • Mass Abedi, CEO, Abco Film Corp., Vancouver and Hamburg
16.50 Uhr Official Closing of 2nd German Canadian Professionals Conference
17:00 Uhr PLAY_McLUHAN Exhibtion
18.00 Uhr Official Opening of the RE-TOUCHING McLUHAN – The Medium is the Massage Conference: Keynote by Richard Cavell on “McLuhan, Tactility, and the Digital”
19.00 Uhr THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSAGE CD launch Vernissage & Public Reception
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